How To Reheat Waffles
Most people would agree that waffles are one of, if not the best, breakfast options to start your day. These buttery, soft, and crispy food can make any boring breakfast exciting in no time. With that said, if you’ve made one too many batches of waffles for breakfast, you might be wondering how you should reheat them.
It is pretty easy to reheat waffles. In fact, there are several ways you can do it. Just place them inside the toaster for a few minutes, and it will give excellent results. You can also either use a microwave or an oven to reheat them.
We’ve provided step-by-step instructions on reheating waffles using several methods below. So, make sure to check it out!
Using a Toaster to Reheat Waffles
When it comes to leftover waffles, the toaster is easily one of the best ways to reheat them. It is quick, easy, and also gives a nice result. The toaster provides crispy outside and soft insides, which is precisely what you want in a waffle. You will get almost the same waffles as when they were fresh. And the best thing is that you don’t even have to defrost them. They can go directly into the toaster from the freezer.
All you have to do in this method is pop the waffles in the toaster for a quick minute. Once it’s done, you can check the temperature and reheat it again for 30 seconds if needed. Make sure it’s reheated inside and out.
The advantage of using a toaster is that it leaves virtually no mess. It’s the perfect option if you are in a rush. However, there are some disadvantages to using a toaster. You can very easily burn the waffles if you’re not careful. Moreover, you only have the option to warm two waffles at a time. So, it is only suitable if you’re making breakfast for one.
Using a Microwave to Reheat Waffles
If you don’t have a toaster and you want to warm up your leftover waffles quickly, microwaving is your next best option. It is just as fast as the toaster, if not faster. However, the thing with microwave is that it leaves your waffles soggy, and you won’t get that same crispy exterior. But if you don’t care about that and you just want a bunch of warm waffles in no time, this is the best method for you.
You can start by placing one waffle in the microwave at a time. At medium heat, leave the waffle inside the microwave for 30 seconds. If it’s not warm enough, you can reheat it again for 30 seconds more. Make sure to follow the 30-interval until it’s warm enough for you.
They can become dry and soggy if you leave them in the microwave for too long. Timing is key here. While you can only reheat one waffle at a time, it only takes 30-60 seconds to reheat. So, you can reheat a big batch of waffles very quickly.
Using an Oven to Reheat Waffles
If you have more time at hand, the oven is definitely the best method in terms of quality and the number of waffles you can reheat at once. Unlike the toaster and microwave, here you can reheat more than just one or two waffles at a time. You can actually reheat as many waffles as you can fit in the oven.
Start by preheating your oven at 300°F. Once that is done, you can place your waffles inside the oven on a baking sheet. Leave them inside for about 10 to 15 minutes or until they are warm enough for you.
The only downside of using an oven is that it takes a little more time compared to the other two methods. However, considering it can reheat multiple waffles at a time, it shouldn’t matter. Once the whole reheating process is done, the result will be almost the same as a freshly made waffle in terms of taste and texture.
How to Properly Store Your Leftover Waffles
Storing your leftover waffles right is just as important as reheating them. If you don’t store them properly, they may go bad after some days, and there will be no use reheating them again. The best way to store your leftover waffles is to freeze them.
So, here’s how you should do it
- Once you are done eating, place the leftover waffles on a plate or rack to cool them off.
- After they reach room temperature, wrap them up individually on a sheet of baking paper.
- Now place them in the freezer until they’re completely frozen.
- Once they are frozen, transfer them into a plastic freezer bag and place them in the freezer again until you’re ready to reheat them.